Arboretum Wespelaar is OPEN to the public on Wednesdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m until November 15th, included.
The visitor centre is open. We therefore kindly ask our visitors (both regular visitors and annual ticket holders) to come by the reception before entering the Arboretum. Wearing a face mask is mandatory inside the visitor building. The cafeteria is currently closed. We count on your sense of responsibility and ask you to continue respecting the safety measures (wearing face masks, keeping distance, no gatherings, washing hands, ...) to keep our staff and other visitors safe and healthy.
One plant - one name! Koen Camelbeke of Arboretum Wespelaar is trying to achieve this ultimate goal for the maples (genus Acer) together with an international team of maple experts. Want to know more? Click here for the article that appeared on the Maple Society Website.
The Red List of Acer (revised and extended) is now available on the BGCI website. This Red List gives the conservation status of all 158 maple or Acer species. The report reveals that 1 in 5 species of Acer are threatened with extinction in the wild. The Foreword is written by Koen Camelbeke, director of Arboretum Wespelaar. Arboretum Wespelaar, which has a big collection of maples and also focuses on red-listed tree species, was one of the participating institutions in the creation of this red list. The arboretum holds a large collection of Acer images and high resolution scans by Jan De Langhe (By Jan De Langhe, dendrologist at Ghent University Botanical Garden, in collaboration with Arboretum Wespelaar), which were used in this publication.
Experience a different view of the Arboretum on our latest Youtube video : autumn colours as seen from above by our drone.
Filmed mid-October 2020.